|The Tetlin National Wildlife Refuge, Alaska. Photo by Diego Delso.|
In a ruling issued from Alaska, a U.S. District Court has determined that President Trump overstepped his constitutional authority and violated federal law. More here.
Sunday, 21 April 2019
Thursday, 19 January 2017
Sunday, 8 January 2017
The Obama administration formally denied today all pending permits to conduct seismic airgun blasting in the Atlantic Ocean. Seismic airgun blasting, an extremely loud and dangerous process used to search for oil and gas deposits deep below the ocean's surface, was originally proposed in an area twice the size of California, stretching from Delaware to Florida. Story here.
Tuesday, 20 December 2016
Saturday, 3 December 2016
Friends of the Earth
A Manitoba honeybee colony. PinP photo.
It’s been found in just about every water body and it’s considered harmful to aquatic species and to creatures such as birds dependent on the aquatic species. Unfortunately, the PMRA is proposing a long 3-year phase-out. With your help, we want to accelerate this phase-out.
PinP: Oddly enough, Health Canada did not even consider risks to pollinators in this re-evaluation. That will happen in a separate "risk assessment."
Health Canada Release
The environmental assessment showed that, in aquatic environments in Canada, imidacloprid is being measured at levels that are harmful to aquatic insects. These insects are an important part of the ecosystem, including as a food source for fish, birds and other animals. Based on currently available information, the continued high volume use of imidacloprid in agricultural areas is not sustainable.
The environmental assessment also found that there is a potential risk to birds and small mammals from feeding on seeds that are treated with imidacloprid, however, it is expected that good agricultural practices and equipment could reduce this type of exposure.
The health assessment did not identify human health concerns from any exposure route when used according to current label standards.
RELATED: New Studies Show Farm Chemicals Are Affecting More Than Bees. Bird Populations are Declining, Too. Is modern agriculture’s toxic hold on nature becoming a death grip?
Saturday, 15 October 2016
Friday, 1 April 2016
Greenpeace CanadaSeismic cannons will not blast through the waters of Baffin Bay and Davis Strait this year, giving Nunavut communities and marine life another summer of relief from the threats of dangerous oil exploration. More here.
Monday, 1 February 2016
At long last, today we celebrate the culmination of over twenty years of campaigning to safeguard the Great Bear Rainforest. More here.
Sunday, 13 December 2015
History was made today in Paris as the leaders of 195 nations agreed to an ambitious, science-based pact to move the world away from the fossil fuels that are to blame for the rapid increase in global temperatures. More here.
Monday, 28 September 2015
Environmental Protection Agency creates new rules giving equal protection against pesticides to farm workers. Story here.
Tuesday, 22 September 2015
Environment minister expresses "concern" that growing GMOs would tarnish nation's "clean and green image.” Story here.
Sunday, 3 May 2015
Friday, 1 May 2015
The Church of England has pulled its money out of two of the most polluting fossil fuels as part of what it calls its moral responsibility to protect the world’s poor from the impact of global warming. Story here.
Friday, 3 April 2015
Thursday, 12 February 2015
Tuesday, 10 February 2015
Saturday, 7 February 2015
Sunday, 18 January 2015
The government of the Netherlands just took a huge step to protect its citizens and banned Monsanto’s super-toxic pesticide Roundup – and it's time more countries did the same. Sign here.
Friday, 16 January 2015
As the price of oil continues to drop, oil companies are having less of an incentive to spend their resources extracting oil from new and difficult places. Story here.
Tuesday, 2 December 2014
The Canadian Press
WHITEHORSE - First Nations and environmental groups scored a major victory today as a judge ordered Yukon's government to go back to the consultation stage over preservation of the massive Peel River watershed (above). Story here.
Could a million freshwater turtles help clean up some of Australia's polluted rivers? A team of scientists believes, they could!
by Larry Powell The freshwater turtle, Emydura macquarii. Credit: Claudia Santori. For well over a century, freshwater fis...
Manitoba's Decker Hutterite Colony says, several dead hogs spotted recently on a public roadway, nearby, died of natural causes.by Larry Powell Hog carcasses in two dumpsters on a side road near the Decker Colony, northwest of Brandon, Apr. 24th. I spott...
Some Canadian hog producers are euthanizing their own pigs because Covid-19 has rendered them almost worthless. Is it happening in Manitoba, too?by Larry Powell According to the farm newspaper, the Western Producer, some Canadian producers are killing their own hog stocks an...
Is Manitoba's Brokenhead River about to become a dumping ground for an Alberta-based sand-mining company?by Don Sullivan Kayakers on the Brokenhead River. A Wikimedia photo. The Brokenhead River begins in the wetlands of Sandilands Provi...